President Donald Trump, it seems, is a fan of Elon Musk. Trump hailed the SpaceX and Tesla CEO in an interview with CNBC’s Joe Kernen at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, calling the billionaire tech pioneer a “genius” who ranks up there with Thomas Edison.
"He's going to be building a very big plant in the United States. He has to, because we help him, so he has to help us." pic.twitter.com/WIlBJS0saE
— Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC) January 22, 2020
“He’s one of our great geniuses and we have to protect our genius,” Trump said of Musk while discussing Tesla, the electric car maker, with Kernen. CNBC posted the video online today
SpaceX, Musk’s private spaceflight company, has also impressed Trump with its regular launches of reusable rockets. The company is also building a new Crew Dragon space taxi for astronauts, as well as a giant Starship rocket for trips to the moon and Mars.
“He likes rockets, and he does good at rockets too, by the way,” Trump said. “I never saw — where the engines come down with no wings, no anything and they’re landing — I said, ‘I’ve never seen that before.’
“He’s one of our very smart people and we want to cherish those people,” Trump added. “He’s done a very good job.”
Trump also marveled at the success of Tesla, which reached a $100 billion market cap for the first time today, according to CNBC.
“Shocking, how well, how it’s come so fast,” Trump told Kernen of Tesla’s success. “You go a back a year and they were talking about the end of the company, and now all of a sudden, they’re talking about these great things.”
Trump also said that he expects Musk and Tesla to build another giant manufacturing plant in the United States.
“He has to because we help him,” Trump said without elaborating what he meant. “And so he has to help us.”
On Sunday (Jan. 19), SpaceX launched a critical in-flight abort flight of its Crew Dragon spacecraft to test the spacecraft’s emergency escape system to protect astronauts during a rocket emergency. The company plans to launch its fourth batch of Starlink internet satellites on Friday (Jan. 24).
Musk called the Crew Dragon abort test a “picture-perfect” flight, adding that SpaceX hopes to begin launching astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA in the second quarter of this year.
OnePlus 8 5G goes on sale at 12PM on Amazon India: Check full specifications, price
OnePlus 8 5G will be available for purchase once again in India. The cheaper of the two flagships from OnePlus went on sale last week. After the sale, OnePlus announced that the smartphone will be available once again on June 4. While OnePlus 8 5G is going on sale for the third time, the OnePlus 8 Pro 5G is still not available for purchase. The Chinese smartphone maker had announced that it is delaying the open sale of OnePlus 8 Pro in the country.
To recall, the OnePlus 8 Series was launched globally on April 14 and was initially said to become available from May 29 in India. OnePlus 8 5G will be available for purchase at 12:00PM IST via Amazon India. OnePlus seems to be getting a lot of positive feedback for its non-Pro model this year. With the aggressive pricing, OnePlus 8 is a strong contender for best smartphone in the sub-Rs 50,000 price segment.
OnePlus 8 5G: Price in India, Specifications
OnePlus 8 is available in three different storage options in the country. The base model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is available for Rs 41,999. The variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage is priced at Rs 44,999. There is also a third variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage available for Rs 49,999. It comes in three different colors: Onyx Black, Glacial Green and Interstellar Glow colors. As part of the sale, SBI card holders can get flat Rs 2,000 off when they purchase the device. There is also no-cost EMI on the device for up to 12 months.
In terms of hardware, we are looking at a 6.55-inch Full HD+ Fluid AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Powered by Snapdragon 865 SoC with Adreno 650 GPU, OnePlus 8 5G comes in three different storage options. The smartphone runs OxygenOS 10 based on Android 10 and supports UFS 3.0 storage. For imaging, there is a 48-megapixel main camera on the back. It is paired with a 16-megapixel ultrawide and a 2-megapixel macro camera. It has a 16-megapixel selfie camera, 4,300mAh battery and support for 30W fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 will have an ‘Ultra’ variant, but here’s the catch
Samsung blew away the specification numbers game with the top-end variant of its Galaxy S20 series in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. With the highest specifications in pretty much every area, including being the first phone with 16GB RAM, the phone was a beast in the game. This made many people wonder if we’d see another ‘Ultra’ by Samsung when the next flagship series came out. Now, ahead of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series launch, an Ultra variant of the phone is finally in sight.
A recent certification from the Bluetooth SIG certification website reveals a device explicitly called the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. However, this contradicts something we heard about the series in the past, that the Note 20 series will have just two models, unlike the S20 series which had three models. So how exactly does an Ultra model fit in here?
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A hint to the mystery comes in the form of the model number of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in the listing. The SM-N986U model has also previously been associated with the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Plus. This could mean that Samsung is simply removing the intermediate ‘Plus’ variant and instead of making just two phones in the series. These will be the vanilla Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and a higher-end Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
If this is true, whether the new ‘Ultra’ model will be as heavily specced out as its S20 counterpart is debatable. Maybe Samsung decided after the S20 Ultra that maybe a phone that has the best specification-sheet and an equally big price tag is not the best idea. The only way to know for sure would be to wait out for the launch of the phones, which is expected to be in August. However, we might likely get to see some more leaks on the specifications of both the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 models in the near future.
As far as what the specification the Bluetooth SIG certification reveals, it is not much. It only reveals that the phone will feature Bluetooth 5.0. Interestingly, it is not the latest Bluetooth version right now, but the same one used on the Galaxy S20 series phones.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max set to go on sale in India on June 10: Price, specifications
Earlier today, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max went on sale in India. In case you missed the sale, then you can purchase this mid-range phone on June 10. The device will be up for grab through Mi.com and Amazon India. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max price in India is set at Rs 16,499. For the same price, the company will be selling the handset with 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model.
There is also a 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model, which will cost you Rs 17,999. The top-end 8GB + 128GB configuration is priced at Rs 19,999. The smartphone will be available for purchase in three color options, including Aurora Blue, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black. The next sale details of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max were revealed on the Mi.com site.
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max: Specifications, features
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is also powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G mobile platform. There is 6GB or 8GB of DDR4X RAM and up to 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. It also supports a dedicated SD card slot. The chipset also brings NavIC support and Xiaomi revealed that it will prioritize Indian satellites for navigation.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max gets a 64-megapixel main camera. It is paired with an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle shooter, a 5-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. At the front, Xiaomi has put a 32-megapixel selfie camera, which is housed inside a punch-hole setup. The device packs a 5,020mAh battery. It ships with a 33W fast charger.
Customers get three color options to choose: Interstellar Black, Glacier White, and Aurora Blue. There is also a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and a 3.5mm headphone jack. They also share the 6.67-inch IPS LCD display with 60Hz refresh rate and 120Hz touch sampling rate.
|Features||Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G,|
|OS||Android 10.0; MIUI 11|
|Display||6.67 inches FHD+|
|Internal Memory||6GB and 128GB|
|Rear Camera||64MP camera, 8MP wide-angle, 5MP sensor, 2MP depth camera|
|Front Camera||32MP front camera|
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